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  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    1903

    The Teamsters union

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    1903

    The Teamsters union, founded in 1903.




  • Brazil, Indiana, U.S.
    Friday Feb 14, 1913

    Birth

    Brazil, Indiana, U.S.
    Friday Feb 14, 1913

    Hoffa was born in Brazil, Indiana, on February 14, 1913, to John and Viola (née Riddle) Hoffa.




  • Brazil, Indiana, U.S.
    1920

    Death of His Father

    Brazil, Indiana, U.S.
    1920

    His father, who was of German descent (now referred to as Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry), died in 1920 from lung disease when Hoffa was seven years old.




  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    1924

    Moving to Detroit

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    1924

    The family moved to Detroit in 1924, where Hoffa was raised and lived the rest of his life.




  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    1927

    Hoffa Left School

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    1927

    Hoffa left school at age 14 and began working full-time manual labor jobs such as house painting to help support his family.




  • U.S.
    1930s

    Early Union Activity

    U.S.
    1930s

    Hoffa began union organizational work at the grassroots level through his employment as a teenager with a grocery chain, a job which paid substandard wages and offered poor working conditions with minimal job security. The workers were displeased with this situation and tried to organize a union to better their lot. Although Hoffa was young, his courage and approachability in this role impressed fellow workers, and he rose to a leadership position.




  • U.S.
    1930s

    The Most Powerful Unions in the United States

    U.S.
    1930s

    The Teamsters organized truck drivers and warehousemen, first throughout the Midwest, then nationwide. Hoffa played a major role in the union's skillful use of "quickie strikes", secondary boycotts, and other means of leveraging union strength at one company, to then move to organize workers, and finally to win contract demands at other companies. This process, which took several years starting in the early 1930s, eventually brought the Teamsters to a position of being one of the most powerful unions in the United States.


  • U.S.
    20th Century

    Defend the Teamsters Unions

    U.S.
    20th Century

    Hoffa worked to defend the Teamsters unions from raids by other unions, including the CIO, and extended the Teamsters' influence in the Midwestern states from the late 1930s to the late 1940s.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    1932

    Union Activities

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    1932

    By 1932, after defiantly refusing to work for an abusive shift foreman, who inspired Hoffa's long career of organizing workers, he left the grocery chain, in part because of his union activities. Hoffa was then invited to become an organizer with the Local 299 of the Teamsters in Detroit.


  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    1933

    75,000 Members

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    1933

    The Teamsters union had 75,000 members in 1933.


  • Bowling Green, Ohio, U.S.
    Thursday Sep 24, 1936

    Marriage

    Bowling Green, Ohio, U.S.
    Thursday Sep 24, 1936

    Hoffa married Josephine Poszywak, an 18-year-old Detroit laundry worker of Polish heritage, in Bowling Green, Ohio, on September 24, 1936; the couple had met during a non-unionized laundry workers' strike action six months earlier.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    1936

    170,000 Members

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    1936

    As a result of Hoffa's work with other union leaders to consolidate local union trucker groups into regional sections, and then into a national body—work that Hoffa ultimately completed over a period of two decades—membership grew to 170,000 members by 1936. Three years later, there were 420,000.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    1938

    First Child

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    1938

    The couple had a daughter, Barbara Ann Crancer in 1938, in Detroit, Michigan.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    1939

    A Modest Home

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    1939

    The Hoffas paid $6,800 in 1939 for a modest home in northwest Detroit.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Monday May 19, 1941

    Second Child

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Monday May 19, 1941

    The couple had a son, James P. Hoffa on May 19, 1941, in Detroit, Michigan.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Dec, 1946

    President of Local 299

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Dec, 1946

    Although he never actually worked as a truck driver, Hoffa became president of Local 299 in December 1946.


  • U.S.
    1947

    A Deferment from Military Service in World War Ii

    U.S.
    1947

    He then rose to lead the combined group of Detroit-area locals shortly afterwards, and advanced to become head of the Michigan Teamsters groups sometime later. During this time, Hoffa obtained a deferment from military service in World War II by successfully making a case for his union leadership skills being of more value to the nation, by keeping freight running smoothly to assist the war effort.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    1951

    A Million Members

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    1951

    The number grew steadily during World War II and through the post-war boom to top a million members by 1951.


  • Los Angeles,California, U.S.
    1952

    The 1952 IBT Convention

    Los Angeles,California, U.S.
    1952

    At the 1952 IBT convention in Los Angeles, Hoffa was selected as national vice-president by incoming president Dave Beck, successor to Daniel J. Tobin, who had been president since 1907. Hoffa had quelled an internal revolt against Tobin by securing Central States regional support for Beck at the convention. In exchange, Beck made Hoffa a vice-president.


  • Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
    1957

    Teamsters Union Presidency

    Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
    1957

    Hoffa took over the presidency of the Teamsters in 1957, at the convention in Miami Beach, Florida.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    1957

    Major Criminal Investigations

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    1957

    Hoffa had first faced major criminal investigations in 1957, as a result of the McClellan Senate hearings. He avoided conviction for several years.


  • Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
    1957

    The 1957 AFL–CIO Convention

    Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
    1957

    The 1957 AFL–CIO convention, held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, voted by a ratio of nearly five to one to expel the IBT from the larger union group. Vice-President Walter Reuther led the fight to oust the IBT on charges of Hoffa's corrupt leadership.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    1960s

    Immense Personal Strain

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    1960s

    Hoffa tried to bring the airline workers and other transport employees into the union, with limited success. During this period, he was facing immense personal strain as he was under investigation, on trial, launching appeals of convictions, or imprisoned for virtually all of the 1960s.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    1961

    Expand the Union

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    1961

    Following his re-election as president in 1961, Hoffa worked to expand the union.


  • U.S.
    1961

    Get Hoffa

    U.S.
    1961

    Robert Kennedy had been frustrated in earlier attempts to convict Hoffa, while working as counsel to the McClellan subcommittee. As Attorney General from 1961, Kennedy pursued a strong attack on organized crime and he carried on with a so-called "Get Hoffa" squad of prosecutors and investigators.


  • Tennessee, U.S.
    May, 1963

    Prison Sentences

    Tennessee, U.S.
    May, 1963

    In May 1963, Hoffa was indicted for jury tampering in Tennessee.


  • Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 04, 1964

    Prison Sentences

    Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 04, 1964

    on March 4, 1964, Hoffa was convicted in Chattanooga, Tennessee, of attempted bribery of a grand juror.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    1964

    The Biggest Achievement in a Lifetime of Union Activity

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    1964

    In 1964, he succeeded in bringing virtually all over-the-road truck drivers in North America under a single National Master Freight Agreement, in what may have been his biggest achievement in a lifetime of union activity.


  • Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    1964

    Fraud

    Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    1964

    Hoffa was also convicted of fraud later that same year for improper use of the Teamsters' pension fund, in a trial held in Chicago. Hoffa had illegally arranged several large pension fund loans to leading organized crime figures.


  • U.S.
    1966

    President of the IBT for the Third Time

    U.S.
    1966

    Hoffa was re-elected, without opposition, to a third five-year term as president of the IBT, despite having been convicted of jury tampering and mail fraud in court verdicts that were stayed pending review on appeal. Delegates in Miami Beach also elected Frank Fitzsimmons as first vice-president, to become president "if Hoffa has to serve a jail term".


  • Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Mar, 1967

    Prison Sentences

    Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Mar, 1967

    Hoffa began serving his aggregate prison sentence of 13 years (eight years for bribery, five years for fraud) in March 1967 at the Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary in Pennsylvania.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    1967

    Frank Fitzsimmons

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    1967

    Just before he entered prison, Hoffa appointed Frank Fitzsimmons as acting Teamsters president. Fitzsimmons was a Hoffa loyalist, fellow Detroit resident, and a longtime member of Teamsters Local 299, who owed his own high position in large part to Hoffa's influence.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    1968

    Hoffa's Influence and Control After 1967

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    1968

    Despite this, Fitzsimmons soon distanced himself from Hoffa's influence and control after 1967, to Hoffa's displeasure. Fitzsimmons also decentralized power somewhat within the IBT's administration structure, foregoing much of the control Hoffa took advantage of as union president.


  • U.S.
    1970

    The Trials of Jimmy Hoffa

    U.S.
    1970

    Hoffa published a book titled The Trials of Jimmy Hoffa in 1970.


  • Washington D.C.,U.S.
    Saturday Jun 19, 1971

    Resignation

    Washington D.C.,U.S.
    Saturday Jun 19, 1971

    While still in prison, Hoffa resigned as the head of the Teamsters Union, on June 19, 1971.


  • U.S.
    Dec, 1971

    The Commutation from President Nixon Was Conditional

    U.S.
    Dec, 1971

    While Hoffa regained his freedom, the commutation from President Nixon was conditional upon that he cannot "engage in the direct or indirect management of any labor organization" until March 6, 1980.


  • Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 23, 1971

    Released from Prison

    Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 23, 1971

    On December 23, 1971, less than five years into his 13-year sentence, Hoffa was released from prison when President Richard Nixon commuted his sentence to time served.


  • New York , U.S.
    1980s

    Help in Supporting Him for His Return to Power

    New York , U.S.
    1980s

    In 1973 and 1974, Hoffa talked to Anthony Provenzano to ask for help in supporting him for his return to power, but Provenzano refused. Provenzano was a caporegime in the New York City Genovese crime family. At least two of his opponents had been murdered, and others who had spoken out against him had been assaulted.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    1974

    Reassert His Power over the Teamsters

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    1974

    Hoffa sued to invalidate the non-participation restriction in order to reassert his power over the Teamsters. John Dean, former White House counsel to President Nixon, was among those called upon for depositions in 1974 court proceedings.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    1974

    Immense Resistance

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    1974

    Hoffa faced immense resistance to his re-establishment of power from many corners and had lost much of his earlier support, even in the Detroit area. As a result, he intended to begin his comeback at the local level with Local 299 in Detroit, where he retained some influence.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    1974

    Peace Meeting

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    1974

    Other Mafia figures who became involved were Anthony Giacalone, an alleged kingpin in the Detroit Mafia, and his younger brother, Vito. The brothers had made three visits to Hoffa's home at Lake Orion and one to the Guardian Building law offices. Their avowed purpose in meeting Hoffa was to set up a "peace meeting" between Provenzano and Hoffa.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 30, 1975
    01:15:00 PM

    Hoffa left home

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 30, 1975

    On July 30, 1975, Hoffa left home in his green Pontiac Grand Ville at 1:15 p.m. Before heading to the restaurant.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 30, 1975
    02:00:00 PM

    Disappearance

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 30, 1975

    Hoffa disappeared on July 30, 1975, after going out to a meeting with Anthony Provenzano and Anthony Giacalone. The meeting was arranged to take place at 2 p.m. at the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Township, a suburb of Detroit. The Machus Red Fox was known to Hoffa; it had been the site for the wedding reception of his son, James. Hoffa wrote the date in his office calendar: "TG—2 p.m.—Red Fox".


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 30, 1975
    02:15:00 PM

    An Annoyed Hoffa Called His Wife

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 30, 1975

    On July 30, 1975, At 2:15 p.m., an annoyed Hoffa called his wife from a payphone on a post in front of Damman Hardware, directly behind the Red Fox and complained, "Where the hell is Tony Giacalone? I'm being stood up." His wife told him she had not heard from anyone. He told her he would be home at 4:00 p.m. Several witnesses saw Hoffa standing by his car and pacing the restaurant's parking lot. Two men saw Hoffa emerge from the Red Fox after a long lunch and recognized him; they stopped to chat with him briefly and to shake his hand.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 30, 1975
    03:27:00 PM

    Hoffa called Linteau

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 30, 1975

    On July 30, 1975, At 3:27 p.m., Hoffa called Linteau complaining that Giacalone was late. Hoffa said, "That dirty son of a bitch Tony Jocks set this meeting up, and he's an hour and a half late." Linteau told him to calm down and to stop by his office on the way home. Hoffa said he would and hung up; this is Hoffa's last known communication.


  • Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 30, 1975

    Hoffa stopped in Pontiac

    Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 30, 1975

    On July 30, 1975, Hoffa stopped in Pontiac at the office of his close friend Louis Linteau, a former president of Teamsters Local 614 who now ran a limousine service.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 31, 1975
    07:00:00 AM

    Hoffa's wife called her Son and Daughter

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 31, 1975

    On July 31, 1975, At 7:00 a.m. Hoffa's wife called her son and daughter by telephone, saying their father had not come home.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 31, 1975
    07:20:00 AM

    Hoffa's Unlocked car in the Parking

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 31, 1975

    On July 31, 1975, At 7:20 a.m. Linteau went to the Machus Red Fox and found Hoffa's unlocked car in the parking lot, but there was no sign of Hoffa or any indication of what had happened to him.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 31, 1975
    06:00:00 PM

    A Missing Persons Report

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 31, 1975

    On July 31, 1975, At 6:00 p.m., Hoffa's son, James P. Hoffa, filed a missing persons report.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 31, 1975

    Hoffa's wife called the police

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 31, 1975

    On July 31, 1975, Hoffa's wife called the police, who later arrived at the scene. State police were brought in and the FBI was alerted.


  • U.S.
    1975

    Hoffa: The Real Story

    U.S.
    1975

    In 1975, Hoffa was working on an autobiography titled Hoffa: The Real Story, which was published a few months after his disappearance.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    1975

    Members of the Mafia

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    1975

    Hoffa's plans to regain the leadership of the union were met with opposition from some members of the Mafia, including some who were connected to his disappearance in 1975.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    1980s

    After Years of Investigation

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    1980s

    After years of investigation, involving numerous law enforcement agencies including the FBI, officials have not reached a definitive conclusion as to Hoffa's fate and who was involved.


  • U.S.
    1978

    F.I.S.T.

    U.S.
    1978

    In 1978 film F.I.S.T., Sylvester Stallone plays a character based on Hoffa.


  • Michigan, U.S.
    Friday Sep 12, 1980

    Death of His Wiife

    Michigan, U.S.
    Friday Sep 12, 1980

    Hoffa's wife, Josephine, died on September 12, 1980. She is entombed in Michigan.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jul 30, 1982

    Legally Dead

    U.S.
    Friday Jul 30, 1982

    Hoffa was declared legally dead on July 30, 1982.


  • U.S.
    1983

    Blood Feud

    U.S.
    1983

    In the 1983 TV miniseries Blood Feud, Hoffa is portrayed by Robert Blake.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    1989

    The Detroit News

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    1989

    In 1989, Kenneth Walton, the Agent-in-Charge of the FBI's Detroit office, told The Detroit News that he knew what had happened to Hoffa. "I'm comfortable I know who did it, but it's never going to be prosecuted because ... we would have to divulge informants, confidential sources."


  • U.S.
    1995

    American Tabloid

    U.S.
    1995

    Author James Ellroy features a fictional historical version of Hoffa in the Underworld USA Trilogy novels as an important secondary character, most prominently in the novels American Tabloid (1995).


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    1999

    President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    1999

    James has served as president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), his father's old position, since 1999.


  • U.S.
    2001

    FBI Matched DNA

    U.S.
    2001

    In 2001, the FBI matched DNA from Hoffa's hair—taken from a brush—with a strand of hair found in a 1975 Mercury Marquis Brougham driven by his friend Charles "Chuckie" O'Brien on July 30, 1975. Police and Hoffa's family had long believed that O'Brien played a role in Hoffa's disappearance. O'Brien had denied being involved in Hoffa's disappearance and that Hoffa had never been a passenger in his car. It was not clear what date Hoffa had been in the car.


  • U.S.
    2001

    The Cold Six Thousand

    U.S.
    2001

    Author James Ellroy features a fictional historical version of Hoffa in the Underworld USA Trilogy novels as an important secondary character, most prominently in the novels The Cold Six Thousand (2001).


  • U.S.
    2003

    Bruce Almighty

    U.S.
    2003

    In the 2003 comedy/drama film Bruce Almighty, the titular character uses powers endowed by God to manifest Hoffa's body in order to procure a story interesting enough to reclaim his career in the news industry.


  • U.S.
    2004

    I Heard You Paint Houses

    U.S.
    2004

    In his book, I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran and the Closing of the Case on Jimmy Hoffa (2004), author Charles Brandt claims that Frank Sheeran, an alleged professional killer for the mob and longtime friend of Hoffa's, confessed to assassinating him. According to Brandt, O'Brien drove Sheeran, Hoffa, and fellow mobster Sal Briguglio to a house in Detroit. He claimed that while O'Brien and Briguglio drove off, Sheeran and Hoffa went into the house, where Sheeran claims that he shot Hoffa twice behind the right ear, and that he was told Hoffa was cremated after the murder. Further, Sheeran also admitted later to reporters that he murdered Hoffa, yet, blood stains found in the Detroit house where Sheeran claimed the murder happened were determined not to match Hoffa's DNA.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jun 16, 2006

    Detroit Free Press

    U.S.
    Friday Jun 16, 2006

    On June 16, 2006, the Detroit Free Press published in its entirety the so-called "Hoffex Memo", a 56-page report prepared by the FBI for a January 1976 briefing on the case at FBI Headquarters in Washington. Although not claiming conclusively to establish the specifics of his disappearance, the memo records a belief that Hoffa was murdered at the behest of organized crime figures, who regarded his efforts to regain power within the Teamsters as a threat to their control of the union's pension fund.


  • U.S.
    2006

    The Iceman: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer

    U.S.
    2006

    In Philip Carlo's book The Iceman: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer (2006), Richard Kuklinski claimed to know the fate of Hoffa: his body was placed in a 50-gallon drum and set on fire for "a half hour or so", then the drum was welded shut and buried in a junkyard. Later, according to Kuklinski, an accomplice started to talk to federal authorities. Because of fear that he would use the information to try to get out of trouble, the perpetrators had the drum dug up and placed in the trunk of a car, which was then compacted and shipped, along with hundreds of others, to Japan as scrap metal


  • St. Louis County, Missouri, U.S.
    Mar, 2008

    Barbara Retired as an Associate Circuit Judge

    St. Louis County, Missouri, U.S.
    Mar, 2008

    Barbara retired as an Associate Circuit Judge in St. Louis County, Missouri, in March 2008.


  • Missouri, U.S.
    2010

    Chief Counsel of the Division of Civil Disability and Workers Rights

    Missouri, U.S.
    2010

    Barbara agreed to serve under Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster as Chief Counsel of the Division of Civil Disability and Workers Rights.


  • East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
    2010

    The Hunt for Hoffa

    East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
    2010

    Hoffa's body was rumored to be buried in Giants Stadium. In an episode of the Discovery Channel show MythBusters, titled "The Hunt for Hoffa", the locations in the stadium where Hoffa was rumored to be buried were scanned with a ground penetrating radar. This was intended to reveal if any disturbances indicated a human body had been buried there. They found no trace of any human remains. In addition, no human remains were found when Giants Stadium was demolished in 2010.


  • Missouri, U.S.
    Mar, 2011

    Retirement of Barbara

    Missouri, U.S.
    Mar, 2011

    Barbara retired from that post (Chief Counsel of the Division of Civil Disability and Workers Rights) in March 2011.


  • Roseville, Michigan, U.S.
    2012

    A Person Reported Having Witnessed the Burial of a Body

    Roseville, Michigan, U.S.
    2012

    In 2012, Roseville, Michigan, police took samples from the ground under a suburban Detroit driveway after a person reported having witnessed the burial of a body there around the time of Hoffa's 1975 disappearance. Tests by Michigan State University anthropologists found no evidence of human remains.


  • Oakland County, Michigan, U.S.
    Jan, 2013

    Tony Zerilli

    Oakland County, Michigan, U.S.
    Jan, 2013

    In January 2013, reputed gangster Tony Zerilli implied that Hoffa was originally buried in a shallow grave, with the plan to move his remains later to a second location. Zerilli contends that these plans were abandoned. He said Hoffa's remains lay in a field in northern Oakland County, Michigan, not far from the restaurant where he was last seen. Zerilli denied any responsibility for or association with Hoffa's disappearance.


  • Oakland County, Michigan, U.S.
    Monday Jun 17, 2013

    Investigation of the Zerilli Information

    Oakland County, Michigan, U.S.
    Monday Jun 17, 2013

    On June 17, 2013, investigation of the Zerilli information led the FBI to a property in Oakland Township in northern Oakland County owned by Detroit mob boss Jack Tocco. After three days, the FBI called off the dig. No human remains were found, and the case remains open.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    2017

    James Buccellato

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    2017

    James Buccellato, a professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University, suggested in 2017 that Hoffa was likely murdered one mile away from the restaurant at the house of Carlo Licata, the son of mobster Nick Licata. He further suggested that Hoffa's body was taken to a crematorium in Detroit that was owned at the time by the Mafia. He was doubtful the body was transported a long distance, saying "It's just not practical."


  • U.S.
    Apr, 2019

    Interview with DJ Vlad

    U.S.
    Apr, 2019

    In an April 2019 interview with DJ Vlad, former Colombo crime family capo Michael Franzese stated he was aware of the location of Hoffa's body, as well as the shooter. Franzese said Hoffa was definitely killed in a mafia-related hit, and that the order came down from New York. When questioned about the location of Hoffa's body and the shooter, Franzese said, "I can tell you that it's wet, that's for sure," and "Upon good information, again, I think I know who the real shooter was; still alive today, in prison."


  • U.S.
    2019

    The Irishman

    U.S.
    2019

    In the 2019 Martin Scorsese film The Irishman, which adapts I Heard You Paint Houses, Hoffa is portrayed by Al Pacino.


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